October 26, 2020

The terms left, and right appeared during the French Revolution of 1789 when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president’s right and supporters of the revolution to his left. (Norberto Bobbio. Taken from Left & Right: The Significance of a Political Distinction. John Wiley & Sons, page 112).

You and I know it reads the same in 2020. But life isn’t about politics unless you let it be about politics. Life is about Jesus Christ. Always was, is, and will be. Our responsorial psalm is perfect for us today to dispel any tension we might have because our focus has moved a bit off of God’s word and onto the boob tube or that handheld device we rely upon every day. Please read Psalm 1:1, 2. Please read it until you take ownership of it.

I am not looking at you as the problem; again, I am looking at my own heart and asking myself, “How do I love you, my neighbor? And for the way I love you, I am sorry. Will you forgive me?”

I promise to do better in that area of my life: less political TV and more of God’s word.

After all, blessed is the man who delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on his law day and night.

In my Rule of Life, it states, “Christ breaks down all barriers and creates a unity in which each one is called to live as a brother among brothers.”

Let Us Pray:

Dear heavenly Father, please guide us all to truly love each other even if we disagree with each other. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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About Rick Costanza

Rick is a parishioner at Saint Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland Ohio and a member of the parish's Men's Bible Study.